February can be time for BIG sharks!

As we are now getting into February this is the time we start thinking about catching the ‘big boys’ again.  When temperatures warm up and the water gets in that mid 70 degree range, everything from big sharks, sawfish, goliath grouper, and tarpon get nice and happy and start to make their presences known here in Islamorada.  If things stay cold it isn’t always good but usually we start having stretches of warm weather and this is the time it starts, as we get into March and April it will be much more consistent.  Today we caught two big goliath groupers, one was 150 lbs!  Then we landed this beast of a tiger shark that was 300+ lbs!  All on medium 30 lbs spinning gear… what a battle!  Here is a video clip of the tiger shark.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

 

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